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Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Box continues steady revenue growth. Box reported record revenue in their most recent earnings report as it marches steadily on, projecting over $600M for this fiscal year.

And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

Nvidia wants to dominate the AI cloud arms race | MIT Technology Review

Nvidia announced a new cloud server this week that takes aim at AI and high performance computing. It is designed for a variety of tasks and built for hyperscale datcenters and cloud providers.

Cloud-based quantum computer takes on deuteron and wins | Ars Technica

We are really only beginning to understand how to build and use quantum computers. Ars Technica reported this week that some scientists have used quantum computing to build an algorithm to better understand the properties of the nucleus of an atom. This is very likely just the start of what scientists can achieve with the increased computing power these computers can bring.

Why Salesforce CEO uses zen principle of shoshin for enterprise application integration success | Enterprise Apps Today

In their earnings call this week, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff let it be known he applies Japanese Zen Shoshin principals to run his business. In this case, he probably means that as the Mulesoft purchase moves them out of the cloud, he won’t let any single technology approach define his company.

How a Pentagon contract became an identity crisis for Google | New York Times

Getting a Pentagon contract is usually a positive for a cloud company. That’s why cloud vendors are fighting so fiercely for the 10-year contract currently out for bid, but when Google won a Pentagon contract to implement their artificial intelligence technology for the military, it set of a crisis of conscience inside the organization. Some employees even quit over the matter.

How to avoid the coming cloud complexity crisis | Infoworld

Remember how cloud was supposed to reduce complexity for IT? Well, the fact is as companies transition to the cloud, they face a complex mix of managing both cloud and internal resources. This is an area where managed service providers can probably help.

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Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

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